About

I am a freelance wine and food writer and wine columnist for The Washington Post. My columns appear in the Wednesday Food section, and each week I contribute an item to the Post’s All We Can Eat blog – these are usually posted on Wednesday as well.

I am also co-founder of DrinkLocalWine.com, a website turned organization designed to promote online writing about “wines from around here, wherever ‘here’ happens to be.” DLW has held annual conferences in Texas, Virginia and Missouri to introduce writers and bloggers to winemakers. In April 2012, we will meet in Colorado.

On this blog I will try out some ideas and tastings before they reach the column, and hopefully ignite some interesting discussion. Please take advantage of the Comments section to join in!

Cheers,

Dave McIntyre

17 Responses to About

  1. Hi Dave!
    Love reading your Washington Post column and looking forward to meeting you at WBC11 this weekend in Charlottesville!
    Shannon Jones
    @GrapeOccasions

  2. Pingback: Rising Tides, Backhands, Damning With Faint Praise, and that Elusive $100 Bottle of Virginia Wine « Drink What YOU Like

  3. Daniel Morrison says:

    Hi Dave,
    You have a very entertaining and at the same time knowledgeable website. I like your wine selection, very impressive. Me myself is a wine drinker. I appreciate a good quality wine even though I’m not an expert, I know how good wine taste like. Anyway, I have a proposition that will benefit you and your readers. I want to discuss this in detail. Do you think you will be interested?

    Best Regards,
    Daniel

  4. Kyle Whitney says:

    I would like to see a column on how much wine was lost in the DC area due to the power and heat his past weekend. I don’t see a lot written about it. I have some damaged bottles in my modest cellar, but I can assume there are many shops whose inventory is now suspect. Your thought would be welcome.
    I enjoy your column in the Post.

  5. Louise Teubner says:

    I enjoy your column in the Post, and try to find some of the wines you recommend. I live in Towson, though, so I am far away from the wine shops you list. Can you please try to include some availability in the Baltimore area? Total Wine (formerly Beltway Fine Wine), Wells Liquor,
    Grauls, Eddies, Hunt Valley, The Wine Source, Calvert, and many others come to mind. Thank you!

    • Hi Louise – thank you for your comment, and for reading my Post columns. I’m glad you enjoy them. Several of the stores you mention do indeed appear frequently in my listings, especially Wells and Beltway Fine Wines, Towson wines also comes to mind.

      Cheers, Dave

  6. Carl Monaco says:

    Hey Dave- Big fans of yours and seeking some advice. My wife and I just had our first baby and I am already looking into what we’ll all drink together for our daughter’s 21st birthday. When I was little my father had purchased a French red and a bottle of port which were both vintages from my birth year of 1980 for us to drink in 2001. I’d like to do the same with some 2013 vintages for my daughter.

    Any suggestions on what I should buy?

    Also, in your opinion, under the scenario above, what would have been the best 21st birthday sipping scenario?

    Carl Monaco
    monaco2275@yahoo.com
    202-905-7037

    Sent from my iPhone. Please excuse any typos.

  7. Pingback: Terlato-Chapoutier featured in Washington Post | M. CHAPOUTIER

  8. Tom says:

    Hi Dave,
    I am looking for some wines that exhibit the terroir phenomena. We plan to explore at our next wine tasting (which you are welcome to join)!

  9. Marty Rosenberg says:

    Dave,
    Here is a copy of a letter I wrote to RAMW in response to their lobbying efforts to lift the $25 limit on corkage fee in D.C. I think the new policy will certainly effect my choice of restaurants especially since Maryland has changed the law and now allows individual jurisdictions to allow restaurants to charge corkage for outside wines.
    Sincerely,
    Marty Rosenberg

    Dear sirs,
    It is not often I muster the effort to respond to a change in legislation unless it involves major social or political issues. However, I can not let this one pass.
    We have lived in Annapolis for almost 40 years and frequently eat out. We have the choice of heading north to Baltimore or west to D.C. and one of the major
    draws for us has been the $25 corkage fee in the District. I have collected wine since finishing school and now have many older wines that are not available in
    most restaurants. Although they may not have been expensive when purchased they have become more difficult to obtain. It is always a pleasure to have a fine
    meal matched with a well aged wine. I think the recent decision to allow restaurants to charge a corkage on what they think is acceptable will have unintended
    consequences. The cost of the corkage fee certainly will affect my decision as to which restaurants I will frequent as it has already done when we travel to New
    York City to spend time with our two sons. And the assumption the lower corkage costs the restaurants income flies in the face of the fact that there has been a
    resurgence in the restaurant scene in Philadelphia sparked by the opening of a multitude of small BYO restaurants which charge no corkage fee. I guess time will
    tell if this policy helps or hurts the restaurant scene in D.C. I would suggest RAMW print a list of the corkage fees the restaurants now charge as I can envision
    people unaware of the new policy bringing wine to dinner only to find the cost exceeds the price they would consider fare. I know I will certainly ask what the fee
    will be and it will affect my choice of restaurants in the future.

    Sincerely Yours,
    Martin Rosenberg

  10. Louise Hurren says:

    Hi Dave, I was looking for information about how to send you sample bottles of French, terroir-driven wines from a company that I work with, whose wines are available in Washington DC. Have I missed this info somewhere on your site, or could you kindly mail it to me? Many thanks in advance. louisehurren (at) wanadoo (dot) fr

  11. Bekah says:

    Check out the NEW TEAM at Rogers Ford Farm Winery. Johnny Puckett owner, Floyd Oslin vineyard & winery consultant . Making some NEW exciting wines !!!!! Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah,Chardonnay , Abbey Rose. Converted 1850′s Farm House into there new Tasting room, Events Center.

  12. Leslie Kramer says:

    Hi Dave: Any idea where I can find Deutz Brut champagne in the DC/MD/VA area? Leslie

  13. Pingback: This Much I Know – Reflections and Opinions on the State of Virginia Wine Industry, MMXIII (and MMXIV) Edition | Drink What YOU Like

  14. Scott Walker says:

    Read yesterday’s column on glassware (Jan 8th in Post “Food” section), particularly the Riedel stems. Last year, on a continuing sojourn to as many of Virginia’s wineries as retirement permits, we stopped a North Gate Vineyard near Leesburg and Purcellville. We had a great pourer — both knowledgeable and conversant — and the conversation turned to stem ware and all of the cheap little souvenir glasses one gets at tastings. The owner heard us and informed the group that they used to use Riedel stems (as Jefferson Vineyard, near Ch’ville does) but it became cost-prohibitive. However, they still had some. They then repoured the tasting samples and everything tasted different and better. Ah, crystal !

  15. Hi Dave! Are you interested to discover BEAUJOLAIS CRUS? we are a group of winemakers in southern Burgundy

Join the Discussion!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s